Livestock fair to return with latest innovations

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  • Saturday, 20 May 2017

(From left) Veterinary Services Department deputy director-general Datuk Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan Nizam, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Haji Bakar, Ahmad Shabery, Ahmad Mustaffa and UBM Asia Asean Business managing director M. Gandhi at the press conference to announce the international exhibition.

LIVESTOCK Malaysia 2017 will be held concurrently with the upcoming National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day (HPPNK) 2017 celebration from Sept 28 to Oct 1.

To be held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Livestock Malaysia – the Malaysia international trade exhibition and conference for product, technology, service and innovation for feed, livestock and meat industry – focuses on the latest innovation for product, service and technology aimed at enhancing productivity while saving cost.

“The trade show serves as a platform to provide livestock farmers the latest products and solutions that will improve efficiency and promote sustainable farming, which will enhance the livestock sector’s productivity, leading to growth of animal protein production in the country.

“On top of bringing technology to farmers, this is also a good time for those interested to learn more about the industry, especially the youths,” said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

The trade show is expecting 120 local and international exhibitors, showcasing products and services of livestock technology, processing machines, animal feed as well as vaccines.

Malaysians can learn about the latest trends and technology at the national pavilions from neighbouring countries such as Taiwan and Thailand.

Among the highlights are modern yet affordable methods, such as using drones for feed distribution and CCTVs for farm management.

There will also be a series of seminars to discuss topics such as modern livestock breeding technology, which emphasises health care and environmental-friendly elements, especially for small and medium livestock farmers.

Additionally, awareness on disease outbreaks and livestock health risks will be highlighted to ensure that food safety is at its highest level before reaching consumers.

“The four-day trade show will provide great networking and business opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors present,” said UBM Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, adding that 15,000 trade visitors were expected at the trade show.

Themed ‘Our Food Our Future’, HPPNK 2017 will showcase 850 booths and is expected to attract 500,000 visitors.

Happening alongside HPPNK 2017 are the Malaysia Food Event 2017 (MFF) and Malaysia International Agro-Tourism Exhibition (MIATE). The four-day event is expected to achieve RM10mil in sales transactions.

Livestock Malaysia 2017 is organised by UBM Malaysia, hosted by the Veterinary Services Department and Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry, and supported by Veterinary Association Malaysia and Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Association as well as World Poultry Science Association (WPSA)

Livestock Malaysia 2017 will be held at Hall C and is open to trade visitors from Sept 28 to 29. On Sept 30 and Oct 1, the event will be open to the public.

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